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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

AAA - 2 Diamond

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The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers an unbeatable San Diego location, close to San Diego State University & Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel features affordable rates and comfortable accommodations. Its also ranked highly on TripAdvisor and is one of the only hotels in San Diego with no hidden fees. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and movies.

Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU will find that each spacious accommodation and suite features thoughtful touches to make every stay more comfortable, including a DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, ample desk space, coffee/tea maker and an iron and ironing board. For long-term guests, kitchen units with full-sized appliances are available, with special discounts for extended stays.

The hotel is perfect for families looking for value while visiting students at San Diego State University, construction crews wanting weekly and monthly stays, patients visiting nearby Alvarado Hospital or Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and those visiting nearby synagogues and churches.

With so much to explore in San Diego, just hop on the trolley! There are 2 stops less than 1.5 miles away at San Diego State University. Let the trolley whisk you away to Old Town, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Tijuana, Mexico. Other attractions around this San Diego hotel include Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena), SeaWorld, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Complete your stay by waking up to a complimentary continental breakfast with many kosher items and featuring a variety of morning-time favorites, like make your own waffles, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool with BBQ grill, surfing the web on the lobby computer and using our on-site laundry facility.

Make your next San Diego stay the best yet - book online today and save with the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. Enjoy your stay.

Our older, 2 story property with stairs, has a friendly staff, clean rooms and in a quiet area. A Credit Card is required for check-in. No cash accepted. Parking is free, so at times can be limited. Check with us first if you have a large vehicle.

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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States

What's nearby?


  • 1 mile(s) from La Mesa

  • 3 mile(s) from Lemon Grove

  • 5 mile(s) from El Cajon

  • 17 mile(s) from Chula Vista

  • 19 mile(s) from La Jolla

  • 20 mile(s) from Coronado

  • 22 mile(s) from Del Mar

  • 35 mile(s) from Escondido

  • 38 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 877 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 475
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Rating: 1 8

Bed great. Breakfast, location, and parking not so great

19/03/2017 Californiafamilypv,

Drove down from LA to go to SD State open house the next morning. Good news bed and pillows were just fine. Staff were very friendly. Free movie rental (DVDS) Not so great news: Room dated. ... more


Had what we needed

13/03/2017 NanaPops, Dinsmore, Ca

Clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice staff, decent breakfast, but noisy neighbors all around us. It was nice they had a laundry on site as we had been camping and needed to do some. Glad we only stayed... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with our TripAdvisor community. I'm delighted to hear you found our rooms to be clean and comfortable during your stay with us. We believe our AAA 2-diamond hotel is well located, friendly and very clean. Our staff here works hard to provide exceptional customer service and great quality all at a reasonable price. We apologize you experienced noisy neighbors, feel free to call down to the front desk at any time. We are available 24 hours to take care of any situations that may arise. Again, thank you for staying with us! We hope to serve you again in the near future. * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours In Hospitality, Gilda Prado| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-077

Very clean and perfectly located

06/03/2017 law29666, Santa Clarita, California

I loved this hotel - it was simple but extremely clean and very comfortable. Really nice rooms and staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Walking distance to great food and bars. Great place to st... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear law29666, Thank you for choosing the BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn on you're recent stay in San Diego. We have read your comments about our hotel and greatly appreciate that you took the time to write them, as our guests satisfaction is our main priority. It is very important for us that guest like you share you're experiences so that other guest that are looking to stay with us don't hesitate to book. Our Housekeeping Team takes great pride in their jobs and it reflects on our rooms and service! It was my pleasure to have you as our guest. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your collaboration and we hope to see you again soon in Sunny San Diego here at the BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn. At your service, Katie Perez General Manager

My best discription of this hotel is average.

26/02/2017 mikeNdenver, Denver

The room was ok. If we were staying more than 4 nights. I would not stay here. The Bed was good. The walls were thin, and there was a lot of noise. There was not a good selection of TV channels. The b... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Dear mikeNdenver, Thank you for you're review regarding your recent stay at our property. On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future. We do offer different type /locations of rooms that are more suitable for guest that need a quieter room. As, per our breakfast we are working diligent in make it much bigger that what we currently have, we have overflow sitting by the pool area which is a great delight as it has a nice view and sunny. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 619-582-3088 Ext 172. It will be my pleasure to update you're personal profile for any future reservations. Respectfully, Katie Perez

Nice place to stay

23/02/2017 515bradl,

Very clean and close to everything. We stay here because we visited SDSU. We also visited the beach and Old Town which is all within a 10 minutes drive. The grounds and pool area were clean. The inter... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Michelle at BEST WESTERN Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello 515bradl, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We are happy to hear that we were a good fit for your visit to San Diego. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in town. They appreciate that you noticed their efforts. Thank you for mentioning our location. We are only a mile away, about a 15 minute walk to SDSU and as you mentioned, we are just minutes away from popular attractions. Our front desk staff is happy to provide directions to any of your destinations, so feel free to ask! You are correct when you say the internet slowness is common in hotels. It really depends on how many users are on-line and what type of activity is going on. It’s not “movie streaming” friendly. Hotel internet is more for checking emails, browsing and that sort of activity. We apologize for any inconvenience that you may have encountered. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your thoughts. We hope to serve you again. Please call directly to get the best service, price and selection. Yours In Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites Visit our Hotel Website or Call Us at (800) 545-077